IdealFit’s Clothing Launch

Hi Ladies!! How is everyone’s week going so far? It’s time to TREAT YOUR SELF 🙂 With the exception of going to work and the occasional outing where I have to dress in “normal” clothing, you will find me in workout clothes. Not necessarily when I’m just working out either. My around the house, weekend, and anytime I can, gear is always workout clothing. That being said, I’m a big believer in quality over quantity. I use to have 10+ pairs of black workout leggings and I would only wear 4 of them because the others were not great quality.

It was time for a revamp of the active wear section of my closet. I donated bags of stuff I never wore and decided to invest in some high quality and nice workout gear both both working out in and just wearing in general! IdealFit’s new line is pretty great ladies! I am so impressed with the items I have been trying out and I want to share this goodness with you all. I work my booty off to live out a healthy lifestyle and as ridiculous as this sounds, I get better workouts in when I’m in comfortable workout clothing that I love. So… thank you IdealFit!

YES I partner with IdealFit and you all know that, but that genuinely is because I love their products and really believe in what they provide, so it’s a perfect partnership to share on my blog. You will never find me sharing anything with you all that I have not personally tried and that I do not really like! Pinky promise 🙂 IdealFit’s clothing line launched TODAY and there is a limited number of each item for this first launch so if you are interested, go check it out by clicking HERE. or on any of the images in this post. There are great discounts already AND you can get an additional 10% off by entering code: MyGoodness at checkout.

Feel free to ask me any questions you have. Here are some questions I have been asked already that might help you as well.

True to size: YES!

Color of clothing match how it is pictured online: YES!

Can I double up on discounts: YES!

How are the leggings: WONDERFUL! They sit high on the hips which I really like and you can move in them comfortably all day long. PLUS, the mesh is pretty cute!

I hope you all enjoy checking this line out as much as I have! Happy Wednesday!!

Let’s Talk BCAA’s + GIVEAWAY

Happy Saturday to you!! How is everyones weekend going so far? Life has been h-a-p-p-e-n-i-n-g over here with JoMarie starting daycare and me going back to work. This coming week begins our craziness of trying to find my new balance between working full time, taking two classes for my graduate program, being a new mommy, and fitting in everything else I love. Bring it ON! Being busy just means you are blessed right?! 😉 We will go with that! Welllllll, I have some goodness to share with you all today. Let’s talk all about BCAA’s.

Maybe we can start with what the heck that even stands for. Branch Chain Amino Acid’s. I will never forget the first time I heard of this product. I was working out a few years ago and often bought a smoothie at the gym smoothie bar. The guy working the smoothie joint was always full of knowledge and was a “health freak”.  One day I asked him what I could do to increase my workouts and results. I was already working out often, taking my pre-workout and protein drinks, and was doing pretty high intensity workouts but felt I was just in a rut with my results. He told me to drink BCAA’s throughout my workouts. He explained them to me as “they will help your muscles work at their full capacity throughout your workouts, which will help you gain more lean muscle and help those muscles recover correctly”. This is often how I explain BCAA’s to others when they ask me about them. But let’s go into a little more detail as I really want to express how much I love them and honestly feel they make SUCH a difference.

BCAAs are important for both muscle growth and recovery. IdealLean BCAAs maximize recovery and endurance, they also pack in a fat-loss blend to help you stay lean and build lean muscle, and also contains coconut water powder to help you stay hydrated. What really impressed me specifically with IdealLean BCAAs is the fact that they contain 0 calories, 0 sugar, and 0 fat. WHAT?!?

You can honestly drink BCAA’s whenever you want! I personally enjoy drinking them throughout my workout but you can drink them post-workout or even just throughout your day. I am so excited how BCAA’s have made a difference in my workouts, I want to share this goodness.

I am giving away an IdealFit shaker bottle with samples of BCAA’s. All you need to do to enter is comment on this post and tell me something you are doing this weekend that makes you happy. One randomly selected winner will be selected next Wednesday 🙂 Also I have a new code for you guys. Use code MyGoodness at checkout for any IdealFit or IdealShape products and you can get 10% off your entire order. OH and I don’t think I mentioned, our IdealFit BCAA’s are on major sale right now! 

If you have any questions at all let me know 🙂 I do NOT share anything I have not tried and do not absolutely love and thats a promise! Have a great weekend ladies and do something that makes you feel happy this weekend! Maybe that’s sleeping in a little longer, pushing yourself to try a new workout, or starting a new book. It really is the smallest actions that make the biggest difference in our happiness.

IdealFit Athlete

Good Morning loves!! What a week it has been, for so many different reasons. BUT today is Friday and I hope everyone is looking forward to the weekend as much as I am 🙂 I wanted to dedicate today’s Friday post to sharing some exciting news with MyGoodness family! I set a goal awhile ago to become an IdealFit Athlete and that goal has been reached. I am officially an Athlete for the company IdealFit. So what does this mean and what does this look like for my blog and for YOU as my awesome readers and many of you as my clients?

Super quick for those of you who have been waiting for this post to order your next shipment, you can click this picture to go order now 🙂 You ladies are the best!!! 

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Let’s start by talking about IdealFit for a second or two. Since I started this health and fitness blog, and just with how many options there are these days, I have been approached by a number of different affiliate businesses to join their teams, make money, and promote their products. But it just didn’t feel like my style to jump on board with products I wasn’t using daily and rave about them to my clients and followers when I couldn’t honestly say “these products are awesome!” I came across IdealFit products one day on Instagram and started my research. I made my first purchase, tried my first tub of protein and pre-workout, and have not looked back since.

I did not share my love for this company and products for awhile as it’s important to me to really test out something first, so I can give you all my honest opinion and share the GOODNESS when I find it. I have spent the last year forming an authentic relationship with this company. What do I mean by that? I mean I have been using these products for over a year now, with no kickbacks other than some free  products sent to me to test out, no strings attached. I have recommended only the products I use and can share my personal experience with. I can now genuinely say, IdealFit has been an absolute game changer in my health and fitness journey and a product line I will be using for a long time! What is super cool is how many of you love these products as much as I do!! I have expressed my excitement with this before BUT this line is the first and only clean and lean protein I have tried that is focused on exactly what us as women need to get the absolute most out of our workouts, while providing our bodies tons of clean goodness that it craves and often lacks. I started noticing big differences in my results when I started using these products daily. They help me greatly to maintain a lean body, while building muscle. I started using IdealFit products in the second picture below and pairing hard with consistently using pre-workout, BCAA’s, and protein, I was able to take my results to the next level.

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Becoming an IdealFit Athlete was a goal for me because it’s not something that is just given to anyone. You have to show you are dedicated to a healthy and consistent lifestyle. You have to work hard and be genuine about helping others and making a difference, all things I really enjoy doing. What being an IdealFit Athlete means for me business wise is I just get to strengthen my bond with this great company by continuing to spread the goodness I have found in them and their products. Recently, IdealFit changed up their Athlete program and although nothing has changed for those of you who order through my link already (other than there is a new link now), something has changed for me and I will be 100% transparent with that. I will now get a little kickback from IdealFit when you order your products through the links I provide. I know many of you are ordering often already, feel free to now order by clicking THIS LINK FOR YOUR IDEALFIT PRODUCTS. Also, you can always jump on my blog page and go under the “services” tab and find a link at the top where you can go purchase your products so that you do not have to keep coming back to this blog post 🙂

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I will keep you all up to date with the current sales going on so that you can take advantage when you need to fill up. If you have ANY questions on the products I use at all, I would be happy to talk with you. I will be trying out some of the IdealShape products soon and can’t wait to share my opinion on that with you all!! I will also of course be using this line in full force after I have our first baby girl in less than a month and I am so excited to see these products help me learn to love my new body after the amazing experience of carrying a child. Thank you as always for the support and motivation. It feels really nice to set a goal and reach it!!

Weekly Goodness:: Take 46

Happy Friday!! Fall is in the air the last few days here and I am LOVING it! Sleeping with windows open is so refreshing. Last night we sat outside in sweatshirts while playing with the dogs and right then I decided, Fall, I’m ready for you 🙂 I hope you all had a great week and are looking forward to the weekend. We have some family time planned and just relaxing. This is the only weekend where I am not currently in a class so having a weekend of no homework stress or worries will be so nice and we are looking forward to just relaxing at home some of the weekend.

This last week was a great week! It flew by (like them all). Last Friday evening we went to see Luke Bryan in concert for our anniversary and had such a fun time! The following night we had our niece and nephew spend the night and oh my gosh you guys, they are at such fun ages right now.  We always have a blast with them, but now that we are mentally, physically, and emotionally preparing for our baby to arrive, being around these two cuties is pretty awesome! Not to mention it helps get our crazy dogs ready to have some little feet around ruling our home 😉

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Workouts were pretty strong this week, even with my super cute shoe I have to wear from breaking my toe. I’m still feeling really good energy wise and I’m trying to fit in all the workouts I can while I feel great as I’m sure some discomfort will be coming with my 3rd trimester of pregnancy… OR not, and that would be just fine too!

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A couple things for you guys around the web this week. We received these seriously adorable headbands for our little miss from AniBabee, who has a shop on Etsy. She has the cutest stuff and it is very reasonably priced and would make perfect gifts if you are looking for any special little girls in your life. Thank you AniBabee, we love these!! Speaking of cute Etsy shops, I cannot wait to do a nursery reveal for you all!!! We are not ready yet, but her nursery is coming together so quickly and we have found some awesome finds on Etsy and I will be sharing them all with you.  Also, Old Navy is having a big online sale this weekend. 40% off absolutely everything and if you like a good sale like me, you might want to start your Saturday morning off with some online shopping 🙂

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Online exclusive. Buy now, wear forever. 40% off everything. No exclusions. Ends Sunday, 8/28. Discount applied at checkout. See details.

Congrats to Andie T for being randomly selected for the IdealFit Protein giveaway and for rocking my August core challenge!! Thanks for your support on MyGoodnessblog Andie!! Also, two other lucky ladies will be receiving some sample packs of protein from IdealFit 🙂 Thank you all for your continued love over here in my little corner of the blogging world, it means more than you know! Stay tuned for Septembers FULL BODY at home challenge.

Happy Weekend!!

Core Challenge:: Protein GIVEAWAY

Good Morning! Today’s post is all about the August Core Challenge I put together and the Giveaway that IdealFit is teaming up with my blog for!

WOOHOO to all of you who are rocking this Core Challenge. So many of you grabbed a friend or a significant other to do this one with you and that makes me so happy. That’s what it’s all about right, SHARING the goodness 😉 Keep up the good work and finish this challenge off strong! I have a fun full body challenge coming your way for September and it’s not one you want to skip out on. Nick and I will be doing this one together as it’s another great challenge to take on with someone else.

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I did a decent job of sticking with all of you for the core challenge. Keeping the little lady in my belly top priority, I never do anything that my Doctor is not okay with, or that feels uncomfortable for me.  I feel really blessed to be able to workout my entire pregnancy so far, I don’t want to test my limits too much! I did have to skip out on the Crisscross core exercise as that one started to feel odd to me so I switched in some more plank work instead.

As promised, it’s time to giveaway some goodness to go along with this challenge! IdealFit is sponsoring this giveaway and one of you will get a tub of their birthday cake protein and a couple other winners will get some other fun goodies! All you have to do to enter this one is…

1) comment on this blog post and tell me what core exercise you dreaded most throughout this challenge 😉

2) go follow @idealfit on EITHER Facebook or Instagram

3) go follow @jordynashleyfitness on Instagram IF you have an Instagram account. If not, you can still enter this giveaway by doing steps 1-2

The winners will be announced in Friday’s GOODNESS post 🙂 Also ladies today is your LAST day to get 30% off all Ideal Fit protein, including their new Strawberries ‘N Cream flavor!! Head on over to THIS link to stalk up!!

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Thanks for stopping by and for taking on the challenge. You are all so awesome and make me love what I do even more!!

Weekly Goodness: Take 34

FRIDAY!! Thanks for stopping by today 🙂 You guysssss this weather is beautiful and I can’t help but have a smile on today! I’m so excited for Mother’s Day weekend, and for once on this special day we get to see both my Mom AND Nick’s Mom which is a rare occurrence being they live in two different states.  I hope you all have such a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine.  Jumping right into this week’s goodness…

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A little cinco de mayo festivities went on last night 🙂 Nothing too crazy, but Nick got home from coaching around 7:15 and we decided to go grab a margarita down the street. They were SO good and a great way to unwind and start our weekend a little early.

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I mentioned on my snapchat (JordynAshleyFitness) that Nick and I had a fun day date last Sunday and did some antique shopping.  We bought this old vintage fan and I’m obsessed with it, and YES it does work 🙂 I literally peak in our office every morning just to look at it… I know, a little ridiculous but the littlest things can make our happy meter reach the top sometimes.

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Above are a couple of snacks I loved this week! One extreme to the other with these two.  It’s all about balance right?!

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This week’s workouts consisted of 5 days of lifting lighter and doing more reps.  Felt great!! I did a little longer cardio sessions this week to switch it up (and by longer I mean 15 minutes instead of 10 😉

ALSO IdealFit has free shipping right now site wide so if you are running low, now would be a great time to order some of that goodness! I got my shipment in this week and it’s a little ridiculous how excited I get when these boxes arrive! I’m just loving the results with this product and really like knowing what I’m putting into my body is what it needs and craves to keep me healthy and strong through my workouts.

Well I feel like I could just keep going this week but I’m sure you’ve had enough of me by now! Go enjoy your Friday and weekend everyone!!

IdealFit Protein GIVEAWAY

Happy Monday beauties!! How was the weekend? This was the first weekend in I cannot remember how long that we haven’t had some sort of project going on or a jammed packed weekend and we took FULL advantage. Between sleeping in, grilling out, catching up on House of Cards, and working out whenever we wanted, it was a successful weekend over here. I thought I would start this rainy week off with a Monday GIVEAWAY 🙂

I’ve raved on and on to you all about my protein of choice, IdealLean, made my the company, IdealFit.  You can find my review on their protein HERE and my review on all of their products I use, HERE.  I continue to be amazed with the results I see since using their clean and lean products and I get way too excited to tell everyone about them.  As I’ve mentioned before, I have tried many different proteins and pre-workouts but never any I have been 100% confident to share with my family, friends, clients, and followers.  That is why I probably come off a little bit obsessed 😉 but I really do love IdealFit’s line and what they are all about and NO I’m not being paid to say that, just spreading some honest GOODNESS. One of my favorite things about their protein is how affordable it is!

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Well… drumroll please… IdealLean has partnered up with My Goodness for a giveaway! I know many of you are currently using their protein and love it and some of you have been hesitant to try it or just haven’t ordered yet.  Well, here is a chance to add some more protein to your stack or try it for the first time.  All you need to do to enter is visit the IdealLean website to decide on the flavor you would like, and comment on this blog post with what flavor you would like sent to you if you happen to be the lucky winner 🙂 The winner will be emailed Friday morning and announced on Friday’s “weekly goodness” post.

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IdealLean Protein is not a meal replacement as it’s only 80 calories per scoop which is why it’s a “lean” protein.  Having this yummy stuff after your workouts help significantly with muscle recovery and building strong and lean muscle, in a healthy way. If you have any specific questions at all about the protein or any of their products, feel free to email me at Mygoodnessblog@gmail.com

Happy Monday everyone!! Make this a great week that you won’t regret <3

Disclaimer: This blog post is sponsored by IdealFit. I truly hope you enjoy their products as much as I do and thank you sincerely for your support surrounding sponsored posts. I really appreciate it!

Weekly Goodness: Take 28

It’s Friday, the sun is attempting to join us today, and It’s GOOD FRIDAY! It’s going to be a great weekend! I hope you all have such a great weekend with your loved ones.  Jumping right into this week’s GOODNESS…

I recently came across mintandbirch on Instagram and I have been keeping an eye on their product ever since! They have SUCH cute and personalized pieces, check them out!!

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EASTER! I mentioned earlier this week, Easter is one of my favorite Holiday’s, for a number of different reasons but one is being able to spoil our niece and nephew a little extra with fun Easter baskets.  So much fun!!

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This week’s workouts I have really been working on adding in exercises I do not normally do and WOW, talk about a difference! I can think I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in but randomly throw in some smith machine sumo squats or cable swing chest press and I am quickly reminded there is always room for more variation!

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IdealFit’s weekend sale! This weekend IdealFit is offering 20% off all of their products! I have gotten back to majority of you regarding your questions on IdealFit’s products BUT tomorrow you will see a post completely dedicated to what I am really loving about the products, what I could do without, and my honest review of them all.  So if you are considering trying out some of their products, stop on by tomorrow for a full review!

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Throw in some baby cuteness from my family visiting last weekend, puppy love, and more random goodness and that’s a wrap!! Have a great weekend all. God bless!

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Ideal Lean Almond Protein Poppers

Monday Monday… hello you ugly little thing you 😉 How was everyone’s weekend?? We had a great time with family, celebrated our nephew’s 3rd birthday, and had a fun Sunday with our pups. Part of my weekend was trying out some super yummy Ideal Lean Almond Protein Poppers.

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I was pretty pumped when IdealFit emailed me telling me about their new goodness!! They came out with a Protein recipe eBook. WHAT?!? I have tried some recipes on my own and I will be honest in saying…. I haven’t impressed myself all that much. SO, having IdealFit come out with this book has been pretty great. I’m going to share my take on all of the recipes that I try, with you all and today is all about their Almond Protein Poppers.

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These took me maybe 8 minutes to make! Super easy and they are so good that I knew I had to share them. You know when people say use the words “healthy fats” that always used to confuse me. How can a food contain FAT but be HEALTHY? Well, it happens 🙂 Some foods are high in monounsaturated fats, and those reduce the risk of heart disease, along with many other positives! My favorite healthy fats are avocados and almonds and almonds happen to be the main taste of this recipe.

IdealLean Almond Protein Poppers

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1 TBSP coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 2 TBSP honey
  • 1 scoop vanilla IdealLean protein
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 TBSP semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 dash of salt

Instructions

  1. Stir all ingredients together except chocolate chips.
  2. Add chocolate chips to mixture and stir again, just until combined. Using your hands, press firmly to form one-inch balls. Place in air-tight container and refrigerate until serving.
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Calories: 89 | Protein: 3g | Carbs: 6g <—- here are the details on these little poppers of goodness. Grab one of these when you have a sweet tooth, they carry natural energy, and much healthier fat compared to the girl scout cookies or ice cream in your kitchen! Making healthy decisions with your diet doesn’t have to be just downing spinach, bananas, and grilled chicken. Trying new recipes is fun! Enjoy!!

Disclaimer: This blog post is sponsored by IdealFit but all opinions are my own. Thank you very much for your continued support!

IdealFit Protein

Hi ladies! I have had so many emails lately about what protein I use and the benefits of it, I thought it would be easiest to put a post together for you all to see 🙂 I will try to cover all of your questions but if I miss any, feel free to let me know!

Let me start by being completely honest with admitting that I have had a past with not being faithful. To my protein that is 😉 Throughout the years I have tried a handful of different brands, usually switching to the next before I even complete a container because I’m picky and very selective of what I put into my body. Although I have came across a couple brands that I do recommend and enjoy, I think I have FINALLY found my long term partner in protein 🙂 IdealLean, which is through the company IdealFit. Before I rave about my honest opinion on this specific protein, let’s back it up and discuss why I make the decision to drink protein and what I think the main benefits are!

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First thing I want to express is that it doesn’t matter if you do the elliptical for 15 minutes every other day or you lift for an hour each day, protein is not just for body builders!!  I specifically drink a protein shake after each workout to help me continue to build stamina, recover my muscles after a good workout, preserve the muscles I have built by providing the adequate amount of nutrients, avoid injuries, lean out, and continue to reach my goals. So how does protein help with all of this?

Protein is used to help the production of muscles. They are also used to manufacture hormones, enzymes, cellular messengers, nucleic acids, and immune-system components. Without adequate protein, our bodies simply can’t pull together the structures that make up every cell, tissue, and organ, nor can it generate the biochemical substances needed for cardiovascular function, muscle contraction, growth, and healing. Without an adequate amount of protein our muscles wouldn’t heal up as quickly. Following your workout is a perfect time to get protein into the body so that the protein can be delivered to your muscles, to begin healing the “micro tears” (very small tears in the muscle tissue, caused by intense contraction of the muscle during workout) in the muscle. I personally do not use this protein as a meal replacement.

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Many people think that they take in plenty of protein other ways, and that may be the case, but because solid food takes much more time to digest and to break down the protein and send it to the muscles, it makes much more sense to me to take a protein shake immediately following my workout, since protein shakes only take about 30 minutes to reach the muscle after ingestion. With all of these fun facts about protein and why it’s a huge part of my routine, let me also say, it is not for everyone & many people have their own reasons for not being protein shakers and I completely respect that, to each their own 🙂

So… why am I finally faithful with a protein?? It has always bothered me that so many proteins are filled with extra crap that I did not want! Extra fat, carbs, sugars, and many of them lack extra benefits I look for in my protein such as folic acid, vitamin D, and whey and IdealLean just so happens to fit all of those needs. I am incredibly impressed with IdealFit’s protein. 80 calories, 20g protein, 0 fat, 0 sugar, 0 carbs… unheard of! Also, it’s the first protein that I have consumed every single day and never get sick of the taste. It seriously tastes so good you guys and I couldn’t wait to share all of this goodness with you! IdealLean is designed specifically for women, as we have unique nutritional needs that differ from men (with this, nothing horrible will happen if your man has some of the thin mint protein cookies you make or protein pancakes) I have noticed results with this protein in a really short amount of time and I can’t really imagine a workout not followed by this goodness. It is SO easy to mix as well. Just a scoop with some almond milk in my blinder cup and I’m set! And I mean, Trainer Lindsey Mathews was a huge part in designing this product and I adore her so how could it not be amazing??

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Right now and only through 2/16 you can get this protein for $39.95 which is pretty awesome being it is usually $69.99, you better believe I am stalking up. You can click on this link if you are interesting in trying some 🙂 https://idealfit.com/jordyn and NO I am not compensated or benefited in any way if you purchase this, other than the satisfaction that I could help you!! Both flavors are amazing so you can’t go wrong.

There is my little tidbit and piece of goodness for this beautiful Thursday!!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by IdealFit, however I am not receiving commission from any orders placed. Thank you so much for your continued support!